- Sanskrit पृलाया. (Wiktionary)
“-- and therefore in a kind of pralaya; -- at the right moment, to push its development, almost suddenly, along a new line, not parallel to the Atlantean, but _sui generis, _ and to be Aryan”
“Accordingly, in many traditions, the process of yoga is considered to be the individual enactment of the process of cosmic dissolution pralaya that occurs at the end of every cosmic age.”
“Lokanamabhave is explained by Nilakantha as pralaya-kale.”
“We see the same thing in any decadent people; by which I mean, any people at the end of one of its manvantaras, and on the verge of a pralaya.”
“In the seventh and eighth centuries, when continental Europe was in the dead vast and middle of pralaya, Chinese poetry, under Tang Hsuan-tsong and his great predecessors, was in its Golden Age -- a Golden Age comparable to that of Pericles in Athens.”
“Yet of the four racial roots or stocks of Europe, the Greco-Latin, Teutonic, Slavic, and Celtic, the last-named alone has been under pralaya, sound asleep, during the whole of this time.”
“All these historic eruptions were the mere sporadic outburst of a race long past its prime and querulous with old age, I think Two thousand years of severe pralaya, almost complete extinction, utter insignificance and terrible karma awaited them; and we only see them, pardon the expression, kicking up their heels in a final plunge as a preparation for that long silence.”
“His attitude is, I think, nearer the Teutonic than the Celtic: -- his countrymen, like the Teutons, were accustomed to the pralaya, the long racial night.”
“The eighteenth century, for manvantara, was a singularly dead time in Europe; but in China, for pralaya, it was a singularly living time, being filled with the glorious reigns of the Manchu emperors Kanghu and Kien Lung.”
“From 850 to 240 -- all these figures are of course approximations: there was pralaya in China; on the other side of the world, it was the period of Celtic eruptions -- and probably, disruption.”
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